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For activists, scientists, and designers, images from the river's past hold the key to imagining its future.
Two hundred years of environmental change have meant both destruction and conservation of the most interesting river in America.
In Sunset Park, a community-owned solar garden promises a new kind of security for long-time residents, and a new life for the industrial waterfront.
An artist and a historian talk trees: What they mean, and what it takes to get city-dwellers to see them clearly.
What’s lost when the value of city trees is reduced to the “environmental services” they provide?
With so much of value under threat from rising seas and flooding rains, recent books reconsider our relation to the water’s edge.
Drinking water is all around us, but just out of reach. Can simple tweaks to the city’s emergency infrastructure radically expand access to this precious resource?
Buildings are responsible for two thirds of greenhouse gas emissions in New York City. Can tenants, landlords, and environmentalists finally get together to make them more efficient?
With natural gas dependency on the rise, thousands of miles of pipe connect New York City to a vast and dangerous geography of extraction.
Our inaugural Urban Wild Writer in Residence reports from the four mounds of the future Freshkills Park.